• By Mike Partin
  • 0

Cold weather has finally hit our area and the space heaters are coming out of storage and being plugged in to warm up cold living spaces. Space heaters can be a quick way to heat up a room. However, they can be as dangerous as they are convenient if used improperly. Space heaters cause 25,00…

  • 0

Last week, the South Pittsburg Elementary School Chorus performed at Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights.

  • Erik McDaniel is the pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Jasper.
  • 0

            As Noah’s eyes opened that morning centuries ago, little could he have imagined that the God who created the universe would speak to him.  Even more unimaginable is that God would reveal that He was going to judge His once-good creation with rain resulting in a global flood—after…

  • 0

On Nov. 18, a group of employees and family members of Parkridge West Hospital, in the spirit of cooperation with the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s anti-littering campaign, cleaned up the hospital’s adopt-a-highway section of Highway 28 in Jasper. Pictured are Melissa Kertesz, Sandy Ch…

  • Erik McDaniel is the pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Jasper.
  • 0

Imagine eyes opening for the first time.  The gasp of air captured in a first breath.  The quick glance of surroundings trying to understand what’s going on.  Upon Adam’s creation, he was a grown man with an infant’s experience of life.

  • By Mike Partin
  • 0

 It’s the time of year to stock up on sweet treats and fill the yard and home with decorations as ghosts, goblins and caped crusaders plan their invasion of your neighborhood. As part of the “Teach Learn Care” TLC campaign, Safe Electricity and Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative urge ever…

  • By Pastor William Watters, Faith Baptist Church, Jasper
  • 0

Jas 4:2 Ye lust, (to set the heart upon, long for) and have not: ye kill, (Murder) and desire to have, (covet) and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.                                                                                                              

  • 0

Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative employees were out in full-force to help the Marion County Community Ministries Food Bank with needed cleaning and painting as part of the Tennessee Electric Co-op Day of Service on Thursday, October 5.

  • By Pastor William Watters, Faith Baptist Church, Jasper
  • 0

1Jo 5:14  And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:                                                                                                                

  • Submitted
  • 0

After attending a recent Marion County Chamber of Commerce meeting concerning statewide efforts to tackle littering, representatives from Parkridge West Hospital followed through to become an “Adopt-A-Highway” partner.

  • By Pastor William Watters, Faith Baptist Church, Jasper
  • 0

1Jo 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we (1) - keep his commandments and (2) - do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

  • By Mike Partin
  • 0

The electrocution of an Orlando area man, and carbon monoxide poisonings from generators remind everyone the danger is not gone after a storm has passed. Hidden dangers can remain in storm debris and flood waters. Be alert to the possibility of downed power lines that can still be energized,…

  • 0

Last week, David Abernathy served as South Pittsburg Elementary School’s (SPES) first Watch D.O.G. of the year.  He is pictured above with his daughter, Bella. Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers or father-figures who volunteer at the school for a day, acting as positive male role-model…

  • Submitted
  • 0

The Parkridge West Hospital ER Team recently held a car wash fundraiser for the American Heart Association, and raised $340!  Some of the team are pictured above with Puckett EMS who came out to support the fundraiser. 

  • By Pastor William Watters, Faith Baptist Church, Jasper
  • 1

Over the next few weeks, Pastor Billy Watters will be examining the steps to answered prayers:

  • By Dr. Gene Parker – retired pastor
  • 0

Most everyone knows of the famous hymn, “Amazing Grace”, by John Newton; but not everyone knows the meaning of the term, “grace”.  It is a beautiful word, revealing the attitude of God toward men.   He is the God of all grace.  When we speak of the grace of God; we are referring to the unmer…

  • Written by: Dr. Richard Clark
  • 0

Positive youth development focuses on building on the knowledge and skills of every youth. 4-H accomplishes this through hands-on, experiential education that encourages each young person to strive to reach their best possible outcome. So what does this look like?

  • Pastor William Watters, Faith Baptist Church, Jasper
  • 0

Over the next several weeks, Pastor William Watters from Faith Baptist Church in Jasper will be examining Prayer, and explaining the necessary steps to attain answered prayers.

  • Dr. Gene Parker, retired pastor
  • 0

“He reigned in Jerusalem eight years, and departed without being desired” (II Chronicles 21:20)

  • Matthew Deist, Extension Agent
  • 0

The question, “Is my tree dying?” is one that I receive often here at the Extension Office in Jasper. As you can probably imagine, it isn’t all that hard to determine if a tree is dead or not. Even more so during the spring and summer seasons which should be prime-time for carbohydrate (food…

  • Pastor Troy Luttrell - Kimball Baptist Church
  • 0

There are many times while we are walking on the journey called life, that we can testify as a Christian that God has been with us during the various situations we have faced.  We felt the presence of God.  We have felt His loving arms around us.  We have been assured of His loving provision…

  • Dr. Gene Parker – retired pastor
  • 0

 “For God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our heart, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (II Corinthians 4:6)

  • Erik McDaniel is the pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Jasper.
  • 0

The Old Testament is a fascinating book revealing an amazing God who loves, rescues, and disciplines His people. It’s an account filled with Biblical history, stories, colorful characters, laws, and is profitable for our instruction. However, since Jesus has come and the Church Age has begun…

  • Kathie Tierney
  • 0

On July 31, members of the Marion County Department of Education and Chattanooga State Community College convened together to sign an official Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two systems, outlining the responsibilities and duties of each party. 

  • Contributed
  • 0

The 4-H slogan is "learn by doing" and the team members did just that as they were given a sack of ingredients each week at Culinary Arts team practice, and were challenged to create a dish.  In 40 minutes, they prepared a dish, computed the cost per serving, created a team presentation on t…

  • Kathie Tierney
  • 0

South Pittsburg High School (SPHS) senior, Alexandria Mabry, recently was notified that she has been selected to receive the 2017 Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) Southeast Student Recognition Award. 

  • By Dr. Gene Parker, retired pastor
  • 0

(II Peter 1:5) tells us, “add to your faith virtue”.  Virtue is the Bible word for character; and it means “moral excellence”. Sometimes we point to someone; and we say; there is a person of character.  We are saying they are characterized by moral excellence.  They are honest, and pure, and…

  • By Dr. Gene Parker, retired pastor
  • 0

To me, one of the most touching scenes in the is that of Jesus standing before the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate.  He has been betrayed, denied, and condemned.  Like a common criminal, He is “numbered with the transgressors”.  Pontius Pilate is faced with this perplexing question, “What sha…

  • Vicki S. Lofty - UT-TSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
  • 0

Canning season is here and safety should be the most important issues to consider when preserving food.  This is first in a series of articles that I will share on food preservation. It is time to get those canning supplies out and ready for the fruits and vegetables that will be arriving soon.

  • Kathie Tierney
  • 0

Blue Monarch is a residential recovery home for women and their children that is dedicated to breaking generational patterns of poverty, abuse, and addiction by teaching mothers how to parent their children sober.  

  • By Pastor Troy Luttrell – Kimball Baptist Church
  • 0

There are many times while we are walking on the journey called life, that we can testify as a Christian that God has been with us during the various situations we have faced.  We felt the presence of God.  We have felt His loving arms around us.  We have been assured of His loving provision…

  • Dr. Gene Parker - retired pastor
  • 0

Great crowds of people came to Jesus with sick to be healed.  They had been with Him now for 3 days, and were hungry and weary.  When Jesus saw their plight, He said: “I have compassion on the multitude”.  The word, “compassion”, is a very string word which means “to have the bowels yearn”. …

  • By Dr. Gene Parker - retired
  • 0

Many should say we need more jobs; others would say we need better healthcare.   Some would say we need to work on infrastructure (better roads, bridges, etc.).  Still others are crying for tax cuts and for better border control.  It is very true that we need all of these things; but whether…

  • Dr. Gene Parker
  • 0

“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that ANTICHRIST shall come” (I John2:18)

  • Submitted
  • 0

June Dairy Month started in the 1930s as a way to distribute extra milk during the hot month of June.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!